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Special Weather Statement

Statement as of 10:47 AM MST on November 20, 2014

Expires 4:30 PM EST on December 20, 2014


... Strong winter storm is possible this weekend...

The first in a series of Pacific weather systems will move across
the region today followed by a second disturbance passing to the
south on Friday. No significant snowfall is expected from these
two disturbances.

However... a third and much stronger Pacific storm will arrive
Saturday and could bring significant mountain snowfall through the
weekend. The valleys of western Colorado and eastern Utah may also
see some snow.

For elevations above 9000 feet in the northwest and central
mountains of western Colorado... early indicators suggest that more
than 12 inches of snow could fall within a 24-hour period Saturday
evening through Sunday night. For other mountain areas... 6 to 12
inches of snow are possible. Considerable blowing and drifting
snow will accompany the heavy snowfall possibly resulting in near
whiteout conditions over the mountain passes.

Periods of snow may continue from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday
as favorable northwesterly flow sets up. More significant snowfall
and gusty winds above timberline may continue.

Anyone planning travel or outdoor activities into the high country
this weekend and early next week should monitor the latest forecasts.
Be prepared for sudden changes in the weather... especially
Saturday afternoon and evening. Visit www.Weather.Gov/gjt for the
latest information on this developing winter storm.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:28 PM MST on November 25, 2014


The following are the final preliminary storm total snowfall amounts
across eastern Utah and western Colorado for the storm beginning
Saturday afternoon around noon and ending around 6 PM Monday
evening. Amounts are in inches. Please note that snow amounts
attributed to snotels are estimated. These reports include the
additional snow that fell during the day on Monday for cocorahs,
coop and unofficial stations.


********************Storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Delta County...
   6 E Skyway 18.0 1230 PM 11/23 public
   Grand Mesa 12.6 720 PM 11/24 snotel
   12 NNW Bowie 9.0 721 PM 11/24 snotel
   Paonia 2.1 SSE 0.8 758 am 11/25 cocorahs

... Dolores County...
   4 E Dunton 12.5 736 PM 11/24 snotel
   1 WSW Lizard Head PA 8.5 735 PM 11/24 snotel

... Eagle County...
   2 SW Eagle-Vail 15.0 500 am 11/24 ski area
   2 SSW Vail 14.0 500 am 11/24 ski area
   2 SW Vail 13.8 722 PM 11/24 snotel
   Vail 0.9 WNW 13.5 706 am 11/25 cocorahs
   3 SW Eagle-Vail 13.2 723 PM 11/24 snotel
   Vail 2.6 E 11.8 728 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Avon 2n 10.3 600 am 11/25 unofficial station
   Wolcott 2.3 N 6.0 722 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2n 6.0 700 am 11/25 unofficial station

   Edwards 1.3 WNW 1.1 726 am 11/24 cocorahs
   Gypsum 1.9 SSW 0.8 836 am 11/23 cocorahs
   Gypsum 0.5 E 0.7 801 am 11/23 cocorahs

... Garfield County...
   1 N Trapper Lake 26.6 715 PM 11/24 snotel
   2 WSW Heart Lake 21.0 718 PM 11/24 snotel
   New Castle 12.0 1035 am 11/24 public
   Glenwood Springs 1.4 6.5 822 am 11/25 cocorahs
   3 ESE New Castle 6.0 1153 am 11/24 trained spotter
   Glenwood Springs .64 4.7 755 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Silt 1e 4.3 700 am 11/25 unofficial station
   Glenwood Springs 5.3 3.4 703 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Carbondale 0.5 W 2.5 727 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Rifle 0.9 NE 2.3 902 am 11/25 cocorahs

... Gunnison County...
   Gothic 16.5 700 am 11/25 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 16.5 746 am 11/25 cocorahs
   5 NW Gothic 16.2 727 PM 11/24 snotel
   13 ENE mount crested 13.2 730 PM 11/24 snotel
   1 SSW Monarch Pass 12.0 730 PM 11/24 snotel
   2 se mount crested b 10.0 500 am 11/24 ski area
   1 ESE mount crested 9.0 728 PM 11/24 snotel
   Crested Butte 8.8 830 am 11/25 W co coop site
   Cimarron 11.2 S 7.5 823 am 11/25 cocorahs
   8 NW Tincup 6.6 729 PM 11/24 snotel
   Gunnison 6.6 N 5.8 826 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Gunnison 3sw 3.8 800 am 11/25 W co coop site

... Hinsdale County...
   1 ESE slumgullion PA 12.5 733 PM 11/24 snotel
   Rio Grande rsvr 7.5 740 PM 11/24 snotel
   14 SSW Rio Grande rs 6.0 746 PM 11/24 snotel

... La Plata County...
   3 NE La Plata 7.5 742 PM 11/24 snotel
   9 NE Vallecito 3.5 741 PM 11/24 snotel
   7 NNW Vallecito 3.0 742 PM 11/24 snotel
   Bayfield 0.6 WSW 0.3 839 am 11/24 cocorahs
   Durango .35 E 0.1 718 am 11/23 cocorahs
   Bayfield 7n 0.1 700 am 11/25 unofficial station
   Hesperus 13.3 SSW 0.1 818 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Ignacio 8e 0.1 700 am 11/25 W co coop site

... Mesa County...
   3 E Skyway 12.0 719 PM 11/24 snotel
   Mesa 6s 4.1 600 am 11/25 unofficial station
   Collbran 0.2 ESE 3.5 905 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Collbran 3.5 800 am 11/25 unofficial station
   Collbran 2sw 1.3 800 am 11/25 W co coop site
   Mesa 1e 0.5 700 am 11/25 unofficial station
   Colorado nm 0.4 829 am 11/25 W co coop site
   Glade Park 17w 0.4 800 am 11/25 W co coop site
   Grand Junction 4.1 W 0.2 610 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 4.0 W 0.2 703 am 11/25 cocorahs

... Moffat County...
   9 NW Hayden 5.3 745 am 11/24 public
   4 SW Craig 3.5 700 am 11/24 co-op observer
   Craig 33n 1.3 800 am 11/23 unofficial station
   Massadona 0.5 900 am 11/25 W co coop site

... Montezuma County...
   7 NNW La Plata 9.5 744 PM 11/24 snotel
   6 WNW La Plata 7.0 744 PM 11/24 snotel

... Montrose County...
   Columbine Pass 5.5 731 PM 11/24 snotel
   Black Canyon np 2.7 800 am 11/25 W co coop site
   Montrose 7.3 ENE 1.2 814 am 11/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.6 E 0.7 714 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.2 ESE 0.5 735 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Montrose 4.0 NW 0.5 807 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.2 SSE 0.3 913 am 11/23 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.2 WSW 0.1 845 am 11/25 cocorahs

... Ouray County...
   Red Mountain Pass 20.0 907 am 11/24 caic
   Monument (highway 55 18.0 907 am 11/24 caic
   2 NE Blue Point 14.0 733 PM 11/24 snotel
   Ridgway 3.3 NNW 2.1 823 am 11/25 cocorahs

... Pitkin County...
   4 SW Independence PA 18.6 726 PM 11/24 snotel
   3 N McClure pass 17.1 727 PM 11/24 snotel
   10 ESE meridith 13.8 724 PM 11/24 snotel
   7 se meridith 13.2 725 PM 11/24 snotel
   6 ESE meridith 9.6 724 PM 11/24 snotel
   1 ESE Aspen 5.0 500 am 11/24 ski area

... Rio Blanco County...
   9 NNW Trapper Lake 28.0 715 PM 11/24 snotel
   8 WSW Phippsburg 21.7 714 PM 11/24 snotel
   7 S Buford 21.0 717 PM 11/24 snotel
   Rangely 1e 0.1 700 am 11/25 W co coop site

... Routt County...
   7 NNW Rabbit Ears PA 48.3 710 PM 11/24 snotel
   14 N Hahns Peak 33.6 706 PM 11/24 snotel
   6 SW Rabbit Ears pas 30.1 712 PM 11/24 snotel
   4 NNE Steamboat spri 26.6 709 PM 11/24 snotel
   5 W Mount Zirkel 24.5 707 PM 11/24 snotel
   4 NNW Hahns Peak 18.2 704 PM 11/24 snotel
   7 E Toponas 17.5 713 PM 11/24 snotel
   3 ESE Steamboat spri 17.0 430 PM 11/24 ski area
   10 SW Yampa 16.8 716 PM 11/24 snotel
   stmboat spgs 1se 12.2 659 am 11/25 unofficial station
   Steamboat Springs 1 12.2 905 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Hayden 12.0 623 PM 11/24 co-op observer
   Steamboat Springs 9.1 730 am 11/24 co-op observer
   Steamboat Springs 1. 8.9 850 am 11/25 cocorahs
   Yampa 1.5 700 am 11/25 W co coop site

... San Juan County...
   1 SW Swamp Angel 16.0 734 PM 11/24 snotel
   4 SSW Red Mountain p 12.5 736 PM 11/24 snotel
   2 NE Molas Pass 11.0 745 PM 11/24 snotel
   Silverton 10.0 700 PM 11/24 co-op observer
   Coal Bank Pass 9.5 738 PM 11/24 snotel
   9 ENE Elk Park 9.0 739 PM 11/24 snotel
   4 SSW Coal Bank Pass 6.5 737 PM 11/24 snotel
   Molas Pass 6.0 907 am 11/24 caic

... San Miguel County...
   2 WSW Telluride 20.0 300 PM 11/24 ski area
   11 NNW Dunton 10.0 732 PM 11/24 snotel

Utah

... Daggett County...
   15 WSW Manila 9.8 748 PM 11/24 snotel

... Grand County...
   26 NNE Thompson spri 3.6 748 PM 11/24 snotel

... San Juan County...
   La Sal snotel 6.0 749 PM 11/24 snotel
   1 W La Sal snotel 6.0 749 PM 11/24 snotel
   4 NE abajao snotel 4.5 751 PM 11/24 snotel
   1 se abajao snotel 3.0 750 PM 11/24 snotel
   Monticello #2 3.0 700 am 11/24 E UT coop site

... Uintah County...
   9 NNE Whiterocks 6.3 747 PM 11/24 snotel
   18 SW Flaming Gorge 5.6 746 PM 11/24 snotel
   1 SW Vernal 1.5 107 am 11/23 public
   12 NW Vernal 1.0 830 PM 11/22 public



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Among the mountains of eastern Utah and western Colorado, the
following are snowfall ranges as estimated from mountain snotel
observation sites.

Northwest Colorado mountains:
Park Range and elkheads: 15 to 34 inches, up to 48 at tower.
Flattops: 16 to 28 inches.
West central Colorado mountains:
grand mesa: 9 to 13 inches.
Gore and Elk range: 9 to 18 inches.
West elks and Sawatch range: 9 to 17 inches.
Southwest Colorado mountains:
uncompaghre plateau: about 5 inches at Columbine Pass.
Northwest san juans: 8 to 20 inches.
Southwest san juans: 3 to 12 inches.
Eastern Utah mountains:
eastern uintas: 5 to 10 inches.
Eastern tavaputs: 2 to 4 inches.
La sals: about 6 inches.
Abajos: 3 to 5 inches.


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